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Pollux, Julius: (Lederlin, J.H.; Hemsterhuys, T.): Onomasticon Graece & Latine. Amstelaedami [Amsterdam], Ex Officina Wetsteniana 1706. 2 vols., folio, pp. [viii] 683 [i]; [ii] 687-1388 178 [x] + 1 folding plate. Half-title to each volume, to vol. I. an engraved title and engraved frontispiece with Amsterdam coat of arms, vol.I title page in red and black, woodcut initials, parallel Greek and Latin texts. Fold-out plate of coins before p.1027 in vol. II. The first page of text in each volume has a portion of its fore-edge margin excised, seemingly to remove ms. Occasional faint staining to fore-edge margins, a few wax spots, upper half of r.f.e.p. excised. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, titles inked to spines, edges sprinkled red. Spines a little darkened, slightly grubby with a few small stains but a very good set. To the front of each volume a partially erased ownership inscription dated 1837. An interesting and important edition of the 2nd-century AD Greek thesaurus of Iulius Pollux, which had been begun and abandoned by Jean-Henri Lederlin (1672-1737). His replacement as editor, Tiberius Hemsterhuys (1685-1766), professor at Amsterdam, has "the honour of reviving the study of Greek in the Netherlands" (Sandys). For this edition he wrote for advice to Richard Bentley, the expert on Greek metre, but received his suggestions after the book went to press. Bentley later sent a long letter giving corrections to the texts of the fragments of comedy as found here in book 10. "So deep was [Hemsterhuys's] distress that he determined to abandon Greek for ever, and for two months did not dare to open a Greek book" (ibid.) Pollux is a source of information on many subjects, including theatre, the Athenian constitution, and the thirty-three terms of abuse for a tax-collector. The text survived only in interpolated copies of an early interpolated epitome. Schweiger I 270: "Gute Ausg." Sandys II 449; Hoffmann III, 262.   Ref: 50152 
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Pollux, Julius: (Lederlinus, J.H., and T. Hemsterhuis, comm.:) Onomasticum Graece & Latine. Post egregiam illam Wolfgangi Seberi editionem denuo immane quantum emendatum, suppletum, & illustratum, ut docebunt praefationes ; praeter W. Seberi notas olim editas ; accedit commentarius doctissimus Gothofredi Jungermanni, nunc tandem a tenebris Amstelaedami: ex Officina Wetsteniana, 1706. 2 vols. Folio, pp. [viii], 48, 683, [i]; [ii], 687-1388, [xvi], 178, [x] + folding plate to vol. II. Addtional engraved title page and frontispiece, title page in red and black, woodcut initials. Very occasional light foxing and patchy toning, a few tiny wax spots but generally clean within. Slightly later lightly speckled brown calf, ornate gilt spines with terracotta-coloured morocco labels, edges sprinkled red. Joints cracking but cords holding firm, endcaps worn with some loss, a bit rubbed, corners bumped, a little creasing to endpapers. A good, attractive set. Wellington College Boys' Library bookplate to each front paste-down. The Onomasticon, a 2nd century AD thesaurus of Attic Greek phrases which preserves much significant material, as edited primarily by J. H. Lederlin - with the last three books taken care of by Hemsterhuis. The edition impressed Bentley, who sent Hemsterhuis an admiring letter, including some conjectures of his own on the text (and it is said that the brilliance of these conjectures nearly put the Dutch scholar off any future attempts at Greek).   Ref: 51003  show full image..
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Pomeroy, Sarah B., ed.: Women's History and Ancient History. Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press, 1991. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 317. Brown cloth, black lettering to spine, light dusting to edges, almost fine. Dust-jacket, 1.1cm tear with minor loss to top edge at spine, small, faint mark to spine, a little shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 52107 
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Pomponius Mela: De Situ Orbis Libri III Cum Indice Rerum et Pronunciatione Prosodica Nominum Propriorum in Difficilioribus Notata [...] Lipsiae [Leipzig]: ex officina Caroli Tauchnitii, 1831. 12mo., pp. [ii], 112. Toned, slightly foxed. Original printed wrappers bound in. Later blind-tooled vellum, smudged but very good. Illegible ownership inscription to title-page. Editio stereotypa.   Ref: 48754 
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Pomtow, [Hans Rudolf] (ed.:) Poetae Lyrici Graeci Minores. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: apud S.Hirzelium, 1885. 2 vols. in 1. 12mo., pp.355, [i]; 396. Includes separate title page to vol. II. A little toned but generally clean and bright, gutter split after title-page though holding firm. Later blue cloth, black morocco gilt title label to spine. Spine a little darkened, slightly rubbed but very good. Unobtrusive Blackwell's label to front paste-down. Ownership inscription of E.R. Copleston to f.f.e.p.. A scholar and editor of the classics, Pomtow (1859-1925) was also an important explorer of Delphi where he lead early excavations.   Ref: 48763 
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Powell, Anton & Hodkinson, Stephen (eds.): The Shadow of Sparta. London: Routledge, 1994. First edition. 8vo., pp. vii, 408. Blue cloth, silver-lettered, top edge slightly dusted, very good.   Ref: 50094 
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Pritchard, David M.: Sport, Democracy, and War in Classical Athens. Cambridge University Press, 2013. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 251. Cloth, gilt-lettered, as new.   Ref: 49487 
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Propertius, Sextus Aurelius: [Broekhuizen, Joan van, ed.:] Elegiarum, libri quatuor : ad fidem veterum membranarum sedulo castigati. Accedunt notae, & terni indices; quorum primus omnes voces Propertianas complectitur. Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: Henricum Wetstenium & Rod. & Gerh. Wetstenios, 1702. Small 4to. (240 x 180mm), pp. [xxviii], 423, [ci]. Title page in red and black with engraved vignette. Library inkstamps to title-page and preliminary blanks, small closed tear to fore-edge margin p.61 not affecting text, top of head margins a little toned. Contemporary vellum, gilt tan calf label to spine, edges faintly sprinkled red. Smudged and a little darkened in places, front joint and corners a bit worn, paste-downs loosening, some loss to head of f.f.e.p. (apparently to remove an inscription), edges dusty. Metropolitan Special Collections Southwark library inkstamps, plus remains of library label to front paste-down. Leaf of Latin notes in an old hand loosely inserted to rear. Described by Dibdin as a 'very valuable' edition. The first major work of Joan van Broekhuizen (1649-1707), initially an army-man, where he became friends with Graevius (who reportedly arranged for his pardon for duelling, through Nicholas Heinsius). After retiring from the army he turned to scholarship, also producing an edition of Tibullus and composing poetry in Latin. Dibdin (4th edn.) I 384; Brunet IV 904   Ref: 46433 
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Propertius, Sextus: (Volpi, J.A.; Passerat, J. & Broukhusius, J.:) [Opera] Patavii [Padua]: excudebat Josephus Cominus, 1755. 2 vols., 4to., pp. [x], LXVIII, 156, 560; [ii], 563-1290, [vi]. Lacking initial blank to vol.I. (as seems usual based copies previously held). Vol. I title-page in red and black with engraved vignette, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces; vol. II with half-title only, as called for. Vol. ii with errata and colophon to final leaves. A few neat pencil annotations, some pencilled booksellers' notes and codes to preliminary blanks. Small wormhole to centre of first 3 leaves of vol.I, touching a few letters. Light foxing to start of vol.I up to about p.XV and to first 2 leaves of vol.II, otherwise a clean and bright copy overall. Early 19th-century brown calf, rebacked with original spines retained. Spines heavily gilt with flat raised bands, directly lettered with author and editor's names and volume numbers, ornate gilt and blind-toooled borders, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Laid-down original spines a little crackled, corners worn, a few scuff marks mostly to vol.II, endpapers discreetly repaired at hinges. A very good, hansdome set. To the front paste-down of each volume: small green straight-grain morocco book label with gilt borders, crest of a cockerel and the initials B.C.B.; early 20th-century armorial bookplate of George Charlewood Turner (1891-1967). Turner was a schoolmaster, headmaster and university principal. He began his career at Marlborough, then in 1939 moved to Kampala, Uganda to become principal of Makerere University College. On his return to England in 1947 he was appointed headmaster of Charterhouse School where 'after wartime difficulties, his mild but firm regime gave needed time for recovery' (ODNB). To the first blank leaf of vol.I, the pencilled ownership inscription of H.H. Vaughan, together with some notes on the purchase of these volumes, initialled by him. We believe this to be the inscription of the historian and university reformer Henry Halford Vaughan (18111885). An influential figure at Oxford University, Vaughan was renowned for his dazzling lectures but published little. First Volpi edition of the poems of Propertius (fl. first century B.C.), often on the subject of love and the author's devotion to his mistress, Cynthia. 'His vivid recreation of his affair with Cynthia, his literary range and his political independence make Propertius one of the most captivating of the Latin poets' (OCD). Volpi (1686-1766) was professor of philosophy at Padua from 1727, and professor of eloquence from 1736. This book is from his own highly successful publishing house, which he set up in 1717, and entrusted to Giuseppe Comino (Josephus Cominus). 'Les livres [...] ne tardèrent pas à lui assurer une réputation bien meritée par la correction du texte, par l'elégance des caractères et par les annotations critiques qui les accompagnent. Les éditions des classiques anciens et modernes enrichies de commentaires et de notes savantes, dues à la plume de Volpi et généralement recherchées des érudits, sont le principal titre de sa gloire' (NBG). Dibdin writes of this edition that, 'The celebrity acquired by Vulpius in his editions of Catullus and Tibullus is far from being diminished by this excellent and critical edition of Propertius [...]' Dibdin I (4th edn.) 385; Schweiger III 831   Ref: 51891 
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Publilius Syrus: Mimi, aucti et correcti ex codice MS. Frisingensi; cm notis viri docti, et variis lectionibus. Patavii [Padua]: Excudebat Josephus Cominus, 1740. 8vo., pp. 80. Page edges untrimmed. Slightly later half vellum with cream paper boards, red and green morocco gilt labels to spine, old paper shelfmark to tail of front joint, a little dusty. Booklabel of Leon Olschki to upper pastedown. The 'Sententiae' (or 'Mimi') of Publilius Syrus are here published by Cominus, preparatory to an edition of the works of the scholar Muretus despite this not being Muretus's edition of the work, with the connection being their pithy epigrams and prose style. It was reissued by Cominus in 1741 with the scholar's works, and again in 1769. Schweiger II 994.   Ref: 32937 
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